MEET DONALD TRUMP’S LABOR SECRETARY PICK Andrew Puzder, a fast-food executive in charge of the company that owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is an outspoken opponent of significantly raising the minimum wage. And here’s why the president-elect’s cabinet means the advent of deregulation. [Dave Jamieson, HuffPost]
‘ISIS IN THE CARIBBEAN’ “Even the figure of 125 would easily place Trinidad, with a population of 1.3 million, including 104,000 Muslims, top of the list of Western countries with the highest rates of foreign-fighter radicalization; it’s by far the largest recruitment hub in the Western Hemisphere, about a four and a half hour flight from the U.S. capital.” [The Atlantic]
SOUTH KOREA’S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTED TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE Following months of unrest over allegations of corruption and influence-peddling. [Reuters]
TRUMP STAYING ON AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF ‘THE APPRENTICE’ You honestly cannot even make this up. [Mollie Reilly, HuffPost]
THESE ARE 18 DISEASES THE WORLD FORGOT Have you ever heard of elephantiasis, river blindness or Chagas disease? [Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, HuffPost]
THE DISTURBING NEW, OLD TRICK IN RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE Planting child pornography on foes’ computers. [NYT]
WHEN YOU START HAVING TO COUNT THE MONEY AT GOOGLEMeet the guy trying to bring some “financial discipline” to Alphabet. [Bloomberg]
THESE JAPANESE-AMERICANS WHO SURVIVED THEIR U.S. INTERNMENT ARE SPEAKING OUT FOR MUSLIMS “It’s very difficult for the Muslims, because they’re experiencing kinds of hate and suspicion that was something that we experienced during World War II.” [HuffPost]
SO MICK JAGGER IS A DAD At 73. His new kid is younger than Jagger’s great-granchild. [HuffPost]
WE LOVE HOW THIS MODEL IS HIGHLIGHTING THE LACK OF DIVERSITY IN FASHION “Howard’s aptly titled ‘Black Mirror’ photo series captured her recreating some of fashion’s most iconic advertisements, replacing the likes of Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton, Kendall Jenner for Calvin Klein and Candice Swanepoel for Victoria’s Secret.” [HuffPost]
BAD NEWS FOR BLAC CHYNA The Kardashian women are blocking her from trademarking her name as Angela Renée Kardashian. [HuffPost]
RARELY DO WE POST THINGS OVER 24 HOURS OLD HERE AT THE MORNING EMAIL But this retelling of the courtroom proceedings in the trial of Dylan Roof is a must read. [WaPo]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Kanye West makes his first public appearance since his hospitalization ― with blond hair.
~ Watch Harry Reid’s farewell address.
~ Only half of 30-year-olds in the U.S. make more than their parents did at their age.
~ It’s about to get a lot colder for everyone across the country.
~ Paris is set to auction off its “love locks.”
~ Forget miles ― it’s all about the cash back on credit cards now.
~ Kate Middleton broke out THAT tiara, and you can’t help but swoon.
~ So many cute teeny tiny stocking stuffers for that office Secret Santa you have coming up...
~ The tweet storm that helped show the gender bias in the media industry.
~ The new “Baywatch” trailer at least contains Zac Efron’s abs.
~ People are not happy about J-Law’s story on disturbing of Hawaii’s sacred rocks.
~ This “Jeopardy!” contestant died before her episode aired.
~ That didn’t take long ― T-Swift’s collaboration with Zayn for “Fifty Shades Darker” is already at the top of the charts after being launched last night.
~ And one last thing ― we clearly needed more coffee this morning as we originally spelled the name of the new secretary of labor as Andrew Putzer, not Andrew Puzder, in the initial edition of this email. Our apologies!
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